Archive for December, 2009

I Am Resolved

Thursday, December 31st, 2009
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Here’s a great hymn to start a new year, as we make our new year resolutions.

Lyrics: Palmer Hartsough
Music: James H. Fillmore

I am resolved no longer to linger,
Charmed by the world’s delight,
Things that are higher, things that are nobler,
These have allured my sight.

Refrain:
I will hasten to Him, hasten so glad and free;
Jesus, greatest, highest, I will come to Thee.
I will hasten, hasten to Him, hasten so glad and free;
Jesus, Jesus, greatest, highest, I will come to Thee.

I am resolved to go to the Savior,
Leaving my sin and strife;
He is the true One, He is the just One,
He hath the words of life.

I am resolved to follow the Savior,
Faithful and true each day;
Heed what He sayeth, do what He willeth,
He is the living Way.

I am resolved to enter the kingdom
Leaving the paths of sin;
Friends may oppose me, foes may beset me,
Still will I enter in.

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A Psalm Of Brotherly Love

Monday, December 28th, 2009
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This hymn is based on Ps133 and was written by Rev Timothy Tow. It is to be sung to the tune of Auld Lang Syne. It is quite a good piece, don’t you think?

Lyrics: Rev Timothy Tow
Music: Scotch Air

Behold how good and how pleasant
When brethren dwell in peace
What heavenly sweetness and fragrance
This Christian Unity

How gracious is the Saviour’s love
That binds our hearts in one
It flows like streams of sacred oils
Down Aaron’s beard and gown

Behold how good and how pleasant
When brethren dwell in peace
What heavenly sweetness and fragrance
This Christian Unity

How gracious is the Saviour’s love
That binds our hearts in one
It rains like Hermon’s dew above
Upon the hills of Zion

Behold how good and how pleasant
When brethren dwell in peace
What heavenly sweetness and fragrance
This Christian Unity

How gracious is the Saviour’s love
That binds our hearts in one
Tis life abundant from above
To love both foe and friend

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Away In A Manger

Thursday, December 24th, 2009
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Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Ivory Palaces

Saturday, December 19th, 2009
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This hymn is based on Ps45:8 “All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.”

It was written by Henry Barraclough when he was 24 years old. Henry was a pianist whose talents were recognized by the evangelist J. Wilbur Chapman in the summer of 1915. One evening, during an evening service, Chapman spoke on Ps45. After the service, while taking a drive through the mountains, Barraclough scribbled down the words of Ivory Palaces and this hymn was performed the next day by Mrs. Alexander and Albert Brown.

It is a fitting hymn for Christmas as it reminds us how the Lord Jesus left His glory in heaven to be incarnated as a human being in this world full of woe to save us from our sins.

Lyrics and Music: Henry Barraclough

My Lord has garments so wondrous fine,
And myrrh their texture fills;
Its fragrance reached to this heart of mine
With joy my being thrills.

Refrain:
Out of the ivory palaces,
Into a world of woe,
Only His great eternal love
Made my Savior go.

His life had also its sorrows sore,
For aloes had a part;
And when I think of the cross He bore,
My eyes with teardrops start.

His garments too were in cassia dipped,
With healing in a touch;
Each time my feet in some sin have slipped,
He took me from its clutch.

In garments glorious He will come,
To open wide the door;
And I shall enter my heav’nly home,
To dwell forevermore.

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Redeemed

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009
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There is an air of confidence about this hymn. As believers, there is that blessed assurance that once the Lord redeems us, we are His forever. Once saved, always saved. Eternal life wouldn’t be called Eternal life if it could be lost. Amen!

Lyrics: Fanny J. Crosby
Music: William J. Kirkpatrick

Redeemed, how I love to proclaim it!
Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb;
Redeemed through His infinite mercy,
His child and forever I am.

Refrain:
Redeemed, redeemed,
Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb;
Redeemed, redeemed,
His child and forever I am.

Redeemed, and so happy in Jesus,
No language my rapture can tell;
I know that the light of His presence
With me doth continually dwell.

I think of my blessed Redeemer,
I think of Him all the day long:
I sing, for I cannot be silent;
His love is the theme of my song.

I know there’s a crown that is waiting,
In yonder bright mansion for me,
And soon, with the spirits made perfect,
At home with the Lord I shall be.

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